Lukasz Konopka, PhD

Behavioral & Mental Health, Brain to Behavior Program

Practices In: Romeoville
Patients Seen: Adults

Dr. Konop­ka, Brain to Behav­ior Pro­gram Direc­tor, is a clin­i­cal neu­ro­sci­en­tist and psy­chol­o­gist with exper­tise in human psychophysiology/​pharmacology and uti­liza­tion of his Brain to Behav­ior Approach to diag­no­sis and treatment.

He inter­prets each patient’s brain func­tion­al­i­ty by con­sid­er­ing their genet­ic vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties, devel­op­men­tal mile­stones, sen­so­ry pro­cess­ing, and neu­robe­hav­ioral pre­sen­ta­tion as sub­strates for devel­op­ing per­son­al­ized treat­ment approach­es. Diag­nos­ti­cal­ly, in addi­tion to the stan­dard clin­i­cal eval­u­a­tion, Dr. Konop­ka relies on qEEG, phys­i­o­log­i­cal data from evoked poten­tials, emo­tion­al acti­va­tion stud­ies, and emo­tion­al and cog­ni­tive neu­robe­hav­ioral test­ing. Ther­a­peu­ti­cal­ly, Dr. Konop­ka uses a behav­ioral and phys­i­o­log­i­cal approach that incor­po­rates tra­di­tion­al indi­vid­ual and fam­i­ly therapy.

I am pas­sion­ate about help­ing each patient opti­mize their unique poten­tial. My goal is to part­ner with indi­vid­u­als to face life’s chal­lenges and achieve the phys­i­o­log­i­cal, cog­ni­tive, and emo­tion­al flex­i­bil­i­ty that allows for symp­tom man­age­ment through my Brain to Behav­ior Approach.”

Dr. Konopka’s back­ground allows him to effec­tive­ly use biofeed­back, neu­ro­feed­back, and oth­er neu­ro-mod­u­lat­ing tools such as tran­scra­nial stim­u­la­tion. In addi­tion, he also employs ther­a­peu­tics based on cog­ni­tive behav­ioral meth­ods, fam­i­ly sys­tems, psy­cho­dy­nam­ic the­o­ries, art, music, cre­ative writ­ing, and oth­er expres­sive modal­i­ties. Dr. Konop­ka strives to help each patient achieve the phys­i­o­log­i­cal, cog­ni­tive, and emo­tion­al flex­i­bil­i­ty that allows for symp­tom man­age­ment and, ulti­mate­ly, brain remod­el­ing so that the patient can face life’s chal­lenges and opti­mize their unique potential.

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English, Polish
Awards & Accolades
Tuition Scholarship 1985
Research Fellowship 1985
Basic Science Fellowship 1985
Educator of the Year 2000
Department of Psychiatry, Loyola University Educator of the Year 2004
Department of Psychiatry, Loyola University Hermes Medical Systems, User of the Month 2006
Interview with BBC London, The Culture Show, “Art for Heroes” 2011
Inducted as a faculty, into National Neuroscience Honor Society; Nu Rho Psi, Lake Forest College 2016
Clinical Interests

I am inter­est­ed in pro­vid­ing patients the tools for life long suc­cess. These tools are devel­oped based on sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge and per­son­al needs of the patient.

Personal Interests

I have many inter­ests that range form explo­ration of art, his­to­ry, the­ol­o­gy and foods to vig­or­ous exer­cise that chal­lenge the body and mind. I am life long learn­er and explorer.

Society for Biological Psychiatry Electroencephalography and Clinical Neuroscience (ECNS)
University of Illnois, Chicago Graduation Date: 1977 Degree: BS in Biology
University of Chicago Graduation Date: 1985 Degree: AM
Loyola University Medical Center Graduation Date: 1985 Degree: PhD
Provider’s Publications
Exercise vs competitive athletics in youth: a neuroscience perspective.
The “Brain to Behavior Approach” to diagnosis and treatment.
Near death experience: neuroscience perspective.
The impact of child abuse: neuroscience perspective.
How exercise influences the brain: a neuroscience perspective.
A neuroscience perspective on incidental imaging findings and diagnostic and therapeutic silos.
Genetic vulnerability in patients with psychiatric presentations: a neuroscience perspective.
Neuroscience prospective on education.
Marijuana use: neuroscience perspective.
Effects of Drawing on Alpha Activity: A Quantitative EEG Study with Implications for Art Therapy.
Understanding attention deficit disorder: a neuroscience prospective.
Preliminary Findings of Single- and Multifocused Epileptiform Discharges in Nonepileptic Psychiatric Patients.
Where art meets neuroscience: a new horizon of art therapy.


ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Complex Presentations, Dementia, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Treatment Resistance

Treatment Styles

Alpha Stim, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Imaging, Individual Therapy, Neurofeedback/Biofeedback